the vehicle you will most commonly hear being described in cases of kidnappings and escaped pedophiles.
would you be surprised to see mr. rogers driving a white van?
no matter how old they are, the male driver of this van will always spend less time watching the road and more time eyeing up any member of the opposite sex. If you get two men at the front of the van, you are more than likely to have the non-driver wind down the window and make some laddish comment. Usually grown-up townies (see also). Also see: paedo, paedophile
"origh'?" said the 40-year-old man in his white van to the 14-year-old girl walking by.
An obvious but false lead. White vans are usually associated with deviate activity so it is easy to point to a white van when something happens. For example, during the Washington DC sniper shootings, authorities were looking for a (DUH) white van when the culprits were in a Maroon Chevy Caprice
The white van they pulled over at midnight turned out to be a plumber on an emergency call. The real perps got away in their purple Scion.
I traced the person you told me stole my books but your lead was a ginormous white van.